China's first blogger: Isaac Mao

In this interview, Isaac Mao (毛向辉), China's first blogger and a self proclaimed "free philosopher of sharism," talks about how many major news stories in China first break online with local netizens using blogs and other social media tools to find, share, and uncover the truth about issues the mainstream / traditional media aren't allowed to cover. Mao goes on to speak optimistically about China's social progress and evolution, assuring that the country is moving toward a modern society very much worth looking forward to.

This video is the eighth in a series of short interviews conducted at this year's Chinese blogger conference (cnbloggercon 2008, Guangzhou, November 15 & 16th).

This video is also available on Tudou for faster loading in China.

To see other interviews from this series, link here.

Filming, editing, and interviewing: Adam J. Schokora
Subtitles: Alice Liu
Music: B6

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I hear alot of people feel the media in China don't really let people know exactly what is happening. But how do you even know the information on the Blog is more correct? You don't know anything of the person on the internet because you never now or ever going to meet them. How do you know they some how see what happen or their word or even video is correct. They are not any more reliable than the media in China!

wei - in short, you don't. and there have been numerous cases of disinformation by blog in China that call into question Mao's central argument. Not that 2.0 does not have some value, especially in the context of China, just not as much as some rose tinted spectacle wearing bloggers/blog watchers/back slappers would have us believe.

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